Thursday, September 27, 2007

one project gal

When did I become a one-project at a time gal? No idea! So last night*, I rectified the situation by casting on some new socks for my grandmother. I used Judy's Magic Cast-On for the first time. The beginning of the instructions tout that it's fool-proof and simple, and easy to get the very first time. I was feeling quite foolish, because it took me a while to figure it out. I was wishing that the pictures were like Harry Potter-land images: I needed some video!

*This was thanks to Hubby, who I accompanied to the theater in the evening. Earlier, during dinner at a diner, I posed the question, "Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day sometime?" So when the show wasn't great, we left at intermission and arrived home before the second act was supposed to finish! Found time! Yay!

But I got it sorted out after a while, and made some good progress on the toe. I think I'm going to like it in toe-up land! The socks are going to have a plain foot, short-row heel, and feather and fan pattern on the leg. Using the trusty digital kitchen scale, I split the yarn up into two equal balls, so I can knit each sock until I run out of yarn.

I'm very happy to have multiple active projects again!


~Kristie said...

Do I dare tell you that there IS a video for the magic cast-on?

Brenda said...

Very pretty yarn! Good luck with the toe up socks!